Performance: Lori Belilove and the Isadora Duncan Dance Company
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will honor their namesake, revolutionary dancer Isadora Duncan, and Victorian rebel photographer Alice Austen, in a program of dances choreographed by Isadora Duncan, on the beautiful grounds on the Alice Austen House. The Company and guest dancers will perform solo and group works inspired by Duncan's technique and aesthetic. ring your friends and a picnic -- it promises to be a memorable evening. $10/$8 members.
Photo: Jason Chuang
Film Screening: Here on Staten Island
Alice Austen House and Staten Island’s pop-up cinema group, Aquehonga Cinema, present a selection of short independent films by local filmmakers relating themes relevant to Staten Island today. Selected works run 90 minutes and range from documentary narratives to fictionalized fantasies and dream-like trances. Warning: some pieces may include dramatized violence and explicit language.
Featuring the work of:
Laura Grace Marchi
Michael McWeeney & Sarah Yuster
Sean Simpson, Maria Rusolo & Cara Liander
$10 suggested admission/$8 members. RSVP to 718-816-4506 x10 or email@example.com. Bring your own seating, blankets, and refreshments.
Aquehonga Cinema is an organization founded to co-host independent and local film screenings in Staten Island, New York and seeks to provide the community with the joy, sorrow, and magic of film overlooked by the larger movie theater consortium. All films are accompanied with brief educational and informational lectures and screened under Fair Use.
A vibrant cultural center, the Alice Austen House keeps the daring spirit of the early American photographer alive by presenting changing exhibitions of Alice Austen’s pioneering historic photographs and of contemporary photography, providing education programs for students, and offering a range of cultural programs for the public. A charming Victorian Gothic Cottage that was Alice’s home serves as the museum and is located in a lovely park on the shore of Staten Island near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge with sweeping views of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.
Image: Film still from Kevin Rogers' "13"
Ride: Pedaling Through the Past with Bike New York
Join Bike New York on a voyage to Staten Island! We’ll enjoy inspiring Harbor views, beaches, sea breezes, and stop at two historical sites. First up: Fort Wadsworth, a former military fort with gorgeous views of the Verrazano Bridge. Next, we’ll travel to the Alice Austen House for a catered picnic and private tour. Alice Austen (1866 – 1952) was one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers and an early advocate for and photographer of women bicyclists. The tour will discuss Alice’s life and work, as well as late 19th-century cycling. Among the highlights of the house: two period rooms and her original darkroom. Shutterbugs, it doesn’t get any better than this!